* Posts by David Whiting

5 posts • joined 15 Jan 2008

Elop's choice: Microsoft and Nokia take a bruising

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Anonymous hack showed password re-use becoming endemic

David Whiting

clipperz

I've tried various schemes in the past but decided I'm never going to be able to create and remember good passwords. I've tried various programs and never found any that were convenient and available whenever I need them. The only thing I have found that works for me is clipperz (www.clipperz.com). I now need to remember just one strong password (3 old passwords I could already remember combined with something between each one). It is available wherever I am online, is easy to make a read-only offline copy and also has one-time passwords for use when using untrusted computers that may be running key loggers. It's design assumes you can't trust the host server, so it does not store your master password. All encryption decryption happens locally in the browser and only the encrypted blob is stored on the server. The main release is the beta version, but the gamma version has a nice new interface with fast search.

It has direct logins that work for many but not all sites. It does not matter to me that these do not work for some sites because it does not take long to copy and paste the password I need.

I do not claim to have a deep understanding of security, but from what I have read I think this is a robust approach. I would be interested to hear if those who know more than me disagree.

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AMD pooh-poohs dual-core 'Kuma' cancellation claim

David Whiting

Swahili speakers will love this!

I sure hope that this is not cancelled or renamed. The concept of a dual core "k*ma" (sorry, I just can't say/write it) is mind boggling.

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ISO puts OOXML announcement on ice

David Whiting

A good summary of the sorry saga

I also found this worth reading about this issue: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/microsofts-great-besmirching

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FBI to get UK biometric database hookup?

David Whiting

secure transfer

I presume we'll be sending them the data by TNT on CDs.

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